13 Large importers of wine bought 76% of total wine volume in 2013.
TOP WINE WORLD MARKETS – YEAR 2013
13 top world wine importers decreased total purchases in 2013 by 2.4% in litres to 7.2 billion (equivalent to 801 million 9-litre cases) with total value stable (-0.2%) at nearly 20 billion euros and average prices growing to 2.71 € per litre due to relative scarcity of wine the previous year.
Cheaper sparkling wine – especially outside top importers – did pushed this category up in volume, and kept total costs at 4 billion Euros. Bottled wines remained stable while wines in containers of more than 2 litres suffered the largest price increase (7.6%), decreasing volume but moving revenues above 3 billion Euros.
USA leads the world ranking for wine imports in Euros, with Germany and the UK leading it in volume terms.